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THE SOCIALIST PARTY strives to establish a radical democracy that places
people's lives under their own control -- a non-racist, classless, feminist, socialist
society in which people cooperate at work, at home, and in the community.
Socialism is not mere government ownership, a welfare state, or a repressive bureaucracy. Socialism is a
new social and economic order in which workers and consumers control production and community
residents control their neighborhoods, homes, and schools.
The production of society is used for the benefit of all humanity, not for the private profit of a few.
Socialism produces a constantly renewed future by not plundering the resources of the earth.
Under capitalist and authoritarian "Communist" states, people have little control over fundamental areas of
their lives. The capitalist system forces workers to sell their abilities and skills to the few who own the
workplaces, profit from these workers' labor, and use the government to maintain their privileged position.
Under authoritarian "Communist" states, decisions are made by Communist Party officials, the
bureaucracy and the military. The inevitable product of each system is a class society with gross
inequality of privileges, a draining of the productive wealth and goods of the society into military purposes,
environmental pollution, and war in which workers are compelled to fight other workers.
People across the world need to cast off the systems which oppress them, and build a new world fit for all
humanity. Democratic revolutions are needed to dissolve the power now exercised by the few who control
great wealth and the government. By revolution we mean a radical and fundamental change in the
structure and quality of economic, political, and personal relations. The building of socialism requires
widespread understanding and participation, and will not be achieved by an elite working "on behalf of"
the people. The working class is in a key and central position to fight back against the ruling capitalist
class and its power. The working class is the major force worldwide that can lead the way to a socialist
future to a real radical democracy from below.
Radical democracy is the cornerstone not only of our socialism, but also of our strategy. Here are the
main features of each:

Democratic Revolution From Below claud


No oppressed group has ever been liberated except by its own organized efforts to overthrow its
oppressors. A society based on radical democracy, with power exercised through people's organizations,
requires a socialist transformation from below. People's organizations cannot be created by legislation,
nor can they spring into being only on the eve of a revolution.
They can grow only in the course of popular struggles, especially those of women, labor, and minority
groups. The Socialist Party works to build these organizations democratically.

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The process of struggle profoundly shapes the ends achieved. Our tactics in the struggle for radical
democratic change reflect our ultimate goal of a society founded on principles of egalitarian, nonexploitative and non-violent relations among all people and between all peoples.
To be free we must create new patterns for our lives and live in new ways in the midst of a society that
does not understand and is often hostile to new, better modes of life. Our aim is the creation of a new
social order, a society in which the commanding value is the infinite preciousness of every woman, man
and child.
If you agree with these principles, then we would encourage you to join the Socialist Party.
Socialist Feminism and Women's Liberation tin2
Socialist feminism confronts the common root of sexism, racism and classism: the determination of a life
of oppression or privilege based on accidents of birth or circumstances. Socialist feminism is an inclusive
way of creating social change. We value synthesis and cooperation rather than conflict and competition.
We work against the exploitation and oppression of women who live with lower wages, inferior working
conditions and subordination in the home, in society and in politics. Socialists struggle for the full freedom
of women and men to control their own bodies and reproductive systems and to determine their own
sexual orientation. We stand for the right of women to choose to have a safe and legal abortion, at no
cost, regardless of age, race, or circumstance.
Womens independent organizations and caucuses are essential to full liberation, both before and after
the transformation to socialism. Women will define their own liberation.